Singapore tops the charts for robust intellectual property environment

US Chamber of Commerce 2016 International Intellectual Property (IP) Index: Singapore ranks No.1 in Asia

Singapore ranks sixth among 38 countries, no.1 in Asia, and surpassed Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, China and Brazil in 2016 to take the sixth spot.

The United States bagged the top spot, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Sweden. Singapore is followed by Switzerland and Australia. Asian powerhouses Japan and South Korea are at ninth and tenth place, respectively. Italy rounds out the top ten.

An overall score approaching 30 is indicative of a highly robust IP system. Each economy’s score is based upon indicators across categories including Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Enforcement, and International Treaties.


For details from US Chamber of Commerce, please see the full report here.